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CSS: Using the current text color for other color properties

There is a kinda secret, yet well supported CSS feature called currentColor. It's like a special CSS variable that has been supported in almost all browsers for almost all time (see linked Caniuse).


The currentColor value can be used in CSS to indicate the current value of color should be used. A common use case is setting a border color:

a.ghost color: white border: 1px solid currentColor &:hover color: red // Border color will change as well

Note that in many cases, you can simply omit the color to achieve the same result (i.e. in the example, simply write border: 1px solid).

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